Mark Cuban is an American Businessman, investor and the owner of the NBA’s famous team Dallas Mavericks. He has also tried his hands in the entertainment industry named Landmark Theatres and Mangolia Pictures. He is the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV.
Mark was born in a Jewish Family in Pittusburg Pennisvalyia. His father worked as an automobile upholsterer. Mark first stepped into business at the age of twelve, when he started selling garbage bags to buy expensive basketball shoes. On the educational front, he attended Mount Lebanon High School. By the time he was in high school, he worked as a bartender, party promoter and disco dancing instructor.
He started taking psychology classes at the University of Pittsburgh his junior year in high school. He skipped his senior year and enrolled full time at college. He directly went ahead to the University of Pittsburgh. Hardworking and self reliant by nature, he started giving dance tuitions to children to pay his tuition fees. He started his career at the Mellon Bank. However, his desire to explore made him move to Dallas in 1982.On the enterpreniual front; he formed his own consulting business, Micros Solutions. The next big break came with Broadcast.com.
Cuban Family Profile
Mark Cuban Parents: Nortan Cuban and Shirley Cuban
His father Nortan Cuban worked as an automobile upholster. Shirley Cuban worked as a homemaker. She was the inspiration behind Cuban’s success.
Mark Cuban Siblings – Brain Cuban, Jeff Cuban
Brian Cuban is a known lawyer and activist working in the areas of First amendment and hate speech. He was born on 11 January 1961 in Dallas, Texas. He went ahead to study at the Mt. Lebanon High School and attained law degree from the University of Pennisvalya. He also runs a known blog titled Cuban Revolution. Brian is also an advocate of medical marijuana. He has been recovering from drug and alcohol use since 2007.
Jeff is the younger brother of Mark aged 46 years. He lives in Dallas and works as the executive vice president of HDNet, cable television channel.
Cuban Spouse – Tiffany Stewart
Tiffany was born on 1st Jan 1970. She worked as an Advertising executive. The couple first met at a Gym and dated for three years. She was fourteen years younger to magnate. She walked down the aisle in the year 2002 in a ceremony held in Barbados.
Children Of Mark Cuban and Tiffany Stewart
The couple has three children from the marriage. His first daughter named Alexis Sofia was born in 2005. They welcomed their second daughter in 2007 and named her Alyssa. The couple now have their third child, Jake, born in 2010.
Mark Cuban Net Worth
Mark has a net worth of $2.7 Billion. He is ranked at 225th position on the Forbes 400 list in the year 2014.
An avid writer, Cuban authored the book How to win at the Sport of Business: If I can do it, you can do it. On the philanthropic front, he founded the Fallen Patriot Fund to help the families of people killed during the Iraq war. He has made donations of $1 million from the Mark Cuban Foundation.